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Thursday, October 12, 2017
Our local Senior's Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP), located at the Senior Center, is reminding Medicare beneficiaries to take advantage of the free plan counseling to compare and evaluate their current plans and make changes as necessary during the annual Open Enrollment Period. Medicare plans and prices change. It is important for Medicare beneficiaries to take advantage of the Open ...read more
Categories: Health, Press Release, Breaking News, Senior
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
The McDowell County Chamber of Commerce helped kick off the Grand Opening of the new McDowell Family Pharmacy Wednesday, October 11 with a 10 a.m. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. City, county, and chamber officials joined owners Elizabeth and Garland Norton along with their staff in a day-long celebration featuring a hot dog lunch, activities for the children, health screenings for the adults and goodies ...read more
Categories: Breaking News, General News Article, Press Release, Chamber, Local Business News, Ribbon Cutting
Monday, October 09, 2017
Three of the six Governor's NCWorks Awards of Distinction went to McDowell County recipients, spotlighting the county's domination in the field of innovation and achievement for workforce development in North Carolina.  Each year the North Carolina Department of Commerce under its NCWorks Commission recognizes individuals and organizations throughout the state that show outstanding achievement ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, General News Article, Human Resources, Local Business News, Press Release
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
October brings new colors splashed across our landscape, all things pumpkin and apples, and plenty of festive events here at XYZ Spirits, Inc. If you're looking for fun things to do with your friends, a date, or your spouse, check out these fall-inspired happenings right here in YOUR town! 
Categories: Event News, Community, Local Business News
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Jeremy Suttles' small stature and quiet demeanor belie the powerful spirit of determination with which he operates in business and in life. It was his dogged determination and his family's support that made opening Boondock's Sports Bar & Grill on U.S. Hwy 221 South a dream come true for him. Jeremy and his business partner Justin Riddle purchased the building at exit 85 and US Hwy. 221 South in ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Press Release, Community, Local Business News, Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Mike Brown Ford-Subaru 2017/2018 Teacher of the Year “Ride With Us Award”  Mike Brown Ford-Subaru of Spruce Pine, NC announced today that Brittany Phillips, AveryCounty’s 2017/2018 Teacherof the Year is deciding between a new Ford Edge or new Subaru Outback, as the recipient of the Mike Brown Ford-Subaru Teacher of the Year ‘Ride With Us Award.’   During their almost 32 years of marriage, Mike ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Local Business News, Breaking News, Human Interest, Education, Press Release
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Why You Should Attend Local Ribbon Cuttings Ribbon Cuttings conjure up images of local politicians or celebrities posing for photos to celebrate the opening of a new business. It's our way of recognizing the efforts and success of our local businesses, so yes, we love doing ribbon cuttings and inviting local dignitaries to partake in the celebration. But ribbon cuttings are about a lot more ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, General News Article, Press Release, Ribbon Cutting
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Blackbeard Outdoor World has the loot you're looking for to make your summer great! From slow-cruisin' pontoon boats to speed machines that will let you show off those water sports skills, they have it. The Chamber staff, ambassadors, local dignitaries and friends recently gathered to celebrate the opening of McDowell's newest marine and outdoor center located off the Lake James exit of ...read more
Categories: Economic, General News Article, Press Release, Ribbon Cutting
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Dressed in their Sunday best, the group of eager 8th graders lined up along the left stage wall of East McDowell Middle School's auditorium. Their parents, equally excited, waited in their seats with cameras and phones ready to capture the moment.  This was a big night for the inaugural graduating class of McDowell's Career Readiness Awareness Program, otherwise known as CARP. CARP was birthed ...read more
Categories: Education, Human Interest, Press Release, Chamber, General News Article, Human Resources
Monday, April 10, 2017
It's had many incarnations, but none more purposeful than as the  Cafe Marion, located on the corner of South Main and West Henderson streets in the heart of downtown. Opened by Rook and Roxan Wetzel, the cafe adds a needed breakfast & lunch option to the area but also serves a social need for the county as well.  The Wetzels are one of the few employers in McDowell County that work with Freedom ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Event News, Human Interest, Press Release, Ribbon Cutting
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
On Wednesday, March 15, 2017 the Chamber ambassadors, board, and staff came out to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of McDowell Cornerstone Credit Union on Rutherfordton Road. The financial institution has been serving McDowell County and meeting residents' financial needs since 1967. The nonprofit bank is "small enough to be very personal but large enough to meet your financial needs." Chamber ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Human Resources, Press Release, Ribbon Cutting
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Donut King, Bob Masiello is doubling down in McDowell County with the opening of his second location in Old Fort of Mr. Bob's Do-Nuts. A hungry and very enthusiastic crowd gathered to celebrate the success of this local independent shop expanding to serve the Old Fort community at 212 East Main Street.   "We are very excited to see the expansion of Mr. Bob's Do-Nuts," said Chamber Director Steve ...read more
Categories: Breaking News, Chamber, Community, Economic, Event News, General News Article, Press Release, Ribbon Cutting
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
On Thursday, February 2nd, Chamber Ambassadors along with City officials provided a ribbon-cutting ceremony to recognize an official name change and new look for one of Marion’s downtown businesses, Main Street Signs & Awards (formerly Dart Signs & Trophies). The purpose of the occasion was to recognize the business and make the community aware of the name change.  Owner and operator, Dawn ...read more
Categories: Breaking News, Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Press Release, Ribbon Cutting
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
On Tuesday, January 31st, Chamber Ambassadors along with City officials provided a ribbon-cutting ceremony at one of Marion’s newest businesses, Bojangles. The purpose of the occasion was to recognize the new business and welcome them to the Marion business community.  Chief Operations Officer Johnny Caldwell, along with members of his management team, was surrounded by community supporters ...read more
Categories: Breaking News, Chamber, General News Article, Press Release, Ribbon Cutting
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
On Thursday, January 12th, Chamber Ambassadors along with City officials provided a ribbon-cutting ceremony at one of Marion’s newest downtown businesses, Dazzling Diva’s Direct. The purpose of the occasion was to recognize the new business and welcome them to the Marion business community.  Owners Debra Chang, Allison & Kevin Tucker opened a direct sales store that creates a boutique shopping ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Event News, General News Article, Press Release, Ribbon Cutting
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
On Thursday, January 19th, Chamber Ambassadors along with City officials provided a ribbon-cutting ceremony at one of Marion’s newest businesses, Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group. The purpose of the occasion was to recognize the new business and welcome them to the Marion business community.  Branch Manager Aimi Annas along with Business Development Manager Glen Kavanaugh and Area Sales Manager Kenny ...read more
Categories: Breaking News, Community, General News Article, Ribbon Cutting, Chamber, Economic, Press Release